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Ms. Luyster from Griffith IN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

My students need exposure to fluent readers on a daily basis, so I am trying to build my listening library by requesting 4 CD players, audio books, and books such as "The Capture."

  • $303 goal

This project expired on March 6, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every year I try to instill the love of reading into my children. Every weekend I scour the thrift stores, garage sales, e-bay, church sales, and more looking for books to inspire the love of reading in my students. With your help I hope to be closer to reaching my goal.

My students are eager to learn, love hearing about new books, and are always looking for the next best author!

Our school has three fourth grade classrooms and a little over 400 students. This year I have 7 high ability students that I am always trying to challenge and hope through donors choose I can acquire more adequate materials to challenge them. They all seem to enjoy the use of technology in the classroom and lots of hands-on activities.

My Project

I have been teaching for seven years and I started my classroom library while in college. I worked through college and spent a portion of pay on scholastic book orders because even then I knew how important a classroom library would be. The ability to read and be fluent in reading will open doors to all sorts of opportunities for my students. By donating to my library you will open up endless possibilities for my students.

If you enjoy reading and you can read this right now thank a teacher like me that took their time to inspire the love of reading in you!

I try to instill the loving of reading every day in my classroom and your gift will only help. Through the listening library the students will hear actual fluent readers every day. I hope you can help us out. Thank you

Ms. Luyster
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COBY CX-CD329 - CD player - CD • Best Buy $24.99 4 $99.96
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Books 1-5 Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly • AKJ Books $21.90 1 $21.90
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary, Read by Stockard Channing • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Chocolate Fever (Audio) • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
The Twits Roald Dahl, Read by Simon Callow • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
No Talking Andrew Clements, Read by Keith Nobbs • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
A Cricket in Times Square (Audio Book) • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Capture • AKJ Books $32.85 1 $32.85

Materials cost

$212.25

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$257.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.43

Total project goal

$302.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$302.86

10 Donors

-$298.45

Donations toward project cost

-$257.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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